Legal Secretary (12 Month FTC)

We are currently looking for a driven and experienced Secretary for a Warrington based firm who is able to work within a fast paced demanding and changeable environment.

Supporting a specialist team of Solicitors, Paralegals, Fee Earners and large loss claims handlers you will be responsible for providing comprehensive secretarial and administrative support.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and manage correspondence, legal documents and reports and court papers
  • Audio typing skills essential
  • Answering telephone calls and dealing with enquiries
  • Taking accurate and detailed telephone messages
  • Organise and coordinate meetings, conferences and travel arrangements
  • Take, type and distribute minutes of meetings
  • Implement and maintain office systems
  • Organise diaries and make appointments
  • Handle incoming mail and other material as directed
  • Maintain filing systems
  • Collate information
  • Maintain databases
  • Communicate verbally and in writing responding to enquiries
  • Using office equipment such as faxes, photocopiers, binders etc

Education & Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of relevant software applications – spreadsheets, word processing and database management
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar and other English language skills
  • Proven experience of producing legal and non legal documents and correspondence
  • Proven experience in information and communication management

Key Competences:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Time management and ability to work to deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills and customer service orientation
  • Reliability
  • Stress tolerance
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own and use initiative
  • Polite helpful manner

For more information on this role, please contact gabriella@acs-recriutment.co.uk

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